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Graph Algorithms

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521736534

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About the Authors
  • Shimon Even's Graph Algorithms, published in 1979, was a seminal introductory book on algorithms read by everyone engaged in the field. This thoroughly revised second edition, with a foreword by Richard M. Karp and notes by Andrew V. Goldberg, continues the exceptional presentation from the first edition and explains algorithms in a formal but simple language with a direct and intuitive presentation. The book begins by covering basic material, including graphs and shortest paths, trees, depth-first-search and breadth-first search. The main part of the book is devoted to network flows and applications of network flows, and it ends with chapters on planar graphs and testing graph planarity.

    • Classic text with revisions by the author offers an attractive choice of topics with simple yet precise explanations
    • Foreword by Richard M. Karp
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '[This book] provides an intensive study of the main topics of the field, with [a] list of problems following each topic and explains algorithms in a formal but simple language with a direct and intuitive presentation. Its usage is not limited to being a textbook for an upper-level undergraduate or a graduate course in mathematics. Thanks to the rich set of results covered it can also be used as a reference book for postgraduate students and researchers in the area of Graph algorithms … Besides being extremely useful to those who are interested in theory of graphs and design of graph algorithms, instructors can also benefit from the easy way it presents various ideas and approaches to problem solutions.' Vladimir Lacko, Zentralblatt MATH

    'The book is an excellent introduction to (algorithmic) graph theory, and seems to be a good choice for a class on the topic, or for self-study. Each chapter comes with its own selected bibliography, and ends with a collection of problems to help the reader check his or her understanding of the material presented in that chapter. Proofs are always provided and are also the topic of a few selected exercises.' Anthony Labarre, SIGACT News

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521736534
    • length: 202 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Paths in graphs
    2. Trees
    3. Depth-first search
    4. Ordered trees
    5. Flow in networks
    6. Applications of network flow techniques
    7. Planar graphs
    8. Testing graph planarity.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced knowledge based systems
    • Algorithms and Complexity
    • Computer Science Senior Research
    • Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
    • Graph and combinatorial algorithms
    • Intro to game programming
  • Author

    Shimon Even
    Shimon Even (1935–2004) was a pioneering researcher on graph algorithms and cryptography. He was a highly influential educator who played a major role in establishing computer science education in Israel at the Weizmann Institute and the Technion. He served as a source of professional inspiration and as a role model for generations of students and researchers. He is the author of Algorithmic Combinatorics (1973) and Graph Algorithms (1979).


    Guy Even, Tel-Aviv University

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